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Also Known As: Died: July 28, 1984
Born: March 23, 1898 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Sherman, Texas, USA Profession: actor

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A tall, poised actor who began in silent films in the early 1920s, Flowers played the female lead in minor films ranging from a version of the children's perennial "Laddie" to a number of Westerns including "Glenister of the Mounted" and "Hands Across the Border" (all 1926). She regularly played supporting roles as well, and by the time sound fully took over she was working entirely in this capacity. Flowers soon was reduced to bit player and extra but, ironically, what seemed like a decline proved to bring her lasting fame.

A tall, poised actor who began in silent films in the early 1920s, Flowers played the female lead in minor films ranging from a version of the children's perennial "Laddie" to a number of Westerns including "Glenister of the Mounted" and "Hands Across the Border" (all 1926). She regularly played supporting roles as well, and by the time sound fully took over she was working entirely in this capacity. Flowers soon was reduced to bit player and extra but, ironically, what seemed like a decline proved to bring her lasting fame.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Move Over, Darling (1963) Woman
2.
 G.I. Blues (1960) Café Europa patron
3.
 The Facts of Life (1960) Woman in airport
4.
 Imitation of Life (1959) Geraldine Moore
5.
 The Buccaneer (1959) Townswoman
6.
 The Young Philadelphians (1959) Carla Henry, party guest
7.
 A Private's Affair (1959) Surgeon's General's wife
8.
 Vertigo (1958) Diner at Ernie's
9.
 Too Much, Too Soon (1958) Guest at Michael's
10.
 I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) Wedding guest
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Earliest films include "Hollywood" and "The Silent Partner" (1923)
1926:
Played the female lead in several films including "Glenister of the Mounted", "Laddie" and "Hands Across the Border"
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Last film work includes "Move Over Darling" (1963) and "Good Neighbor Sam" (1964)

Education

Oklahoma College For Women: -
Carnegie Institute of Technology: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -

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husband:
Cullen Tate. Director. Divorced.
husband:
William Holman. Studio manager. Worked for Columbia; divorced.

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